Cloud Computing Technology: A Mechanism for Achieving Sustainable IT Goals

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Executive Summary

Although the terms "Sustainable IT" and "Green IT" are used extensively today - often interchangeably - Sustainable IT implies much more than an ad hoc combination of technologies fused into a Green IT portfolio. Green IT is often used to denote IT with reduced power or resource consumption. Truly Sustainable IT is the result of cultural, organizational, and technological transformation that successfully integrates sustainable philosophies, strategies, and practices to reduce IT-related energy consumption - all while increasing the service levels necessary to deliver 21st-century sophisticated computing services.

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